SMART Members raised $33,000
and helped renovate ARCh Camp Pow Wow
To Support Adults and Children with Disabilities
How Can We Help?
What Can I Expect?
The SMART Army is about investing in our neighborhoods through unity and outreach. The heart of trade unionism is members standing up for each other and helping one another build a good and stable life. Volunteering is an important form of member action by giving back to our communities and building a positive image. Our Union becomes stronger when we reach out to our local communities to forge new partnerships while we strengthen existing coalitions. By doing this, we raise our visibility and improve our image among the voters, community leaders, and politicians whose support we count on for the change we make to ensure new projects, new Project Labor Agreements, workplace and job site standards, and influence within the communities we live and work in.
“We owe it to each other as members to
lend a hand when the need arises.”
Events & Activities
Events are being planned from coast to coast initiated and developed by Local Unions as dictated by current guidelines. We have always had members involved with the American Legion, Veteran’s Outreach, Habitat for Humanity, and countless other non-profits.
Activities can be as simple as cleaning up parks, participating in food/clothing drives, and supporting facilities for local youth activities right in the neighborhoods where we live. Let us not forget about our fellow Brothers and Sisters. We all know of someone who has been dealt hardships. Our membership is family, our strength is our collective bond. If you know of any member who needs assistance, Local 18 members want to help! One of the core values of Local 18 is the solidarity that comes from our Brother and Sisterhood.
DO YOU HAVE A SMART ARMY PROJECT OR IDEA?
CONTACT ANY SMART 18 STAFF MEMBER
Smart army volunteers lend their skills to help Racine area veterans
The Racine area conducted a smart army project yet the Racine veterans and legacy museum in early October 2021.
Smart army volunteers lend their help in the Milwaukee River Earth Day cleanup project
In April 2021 local smart army volunteers clean up hundreds of pounds of garbage on the oak leaf trail along the Little Menomonee River in Milwaukee.
Smart army volunteers lend their skills to help Eau Claire retiree
In May 2021, in the Eau Claire area waterproofing and structure repairs were done to the home of a retiree currently in remission and recovery from a long battle with brain cancer.